Township of Roxbury partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive.

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Township of Roxbury will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Township of Roxbury Senior Center.

Event Information:

Roxbury Senior Center

Thursday, June 25, 2020

From 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

To Schedule an Appointment:

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the American Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or activating the Blood Scheduling Skill for Amazon Alexa.

Blood donation is essential:

As the coronavirus pandemic has grown, the Red Cross has experienced an increase in blood drive cancellations across the country due to concerns about congregating at workplaces, college campuses and schools.

Blood donation is essential for hospitals to be able to take care of those who need it. This blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer. The demand for blood products (blood, platelets and plasma) is constant, even when the world isn’t in the midst of a global pandemic.

“There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come.”

“We understand why people may be hesitant to come out for a blood drive but want to reassure the public that blood donation is a safe process, and that we have put additional precautions in place at our blood drives to protect the health and safety of our donors and staff”, said Gail McGovern, president and chief executive office, American Red Cross.

“We are excited to be hosting a blood drive here in town. If anyone is wondering what they can do to help during this pandemic, donating blood is a great way to give back.” said Kellie Ann Keyes, Blood Drive Coordinator.

Additional questions can be directed to Kellie Ann Keyes at 973-448-2053.

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